UDM Campus Connection

March 12, 2013

Fr. O'Donovan
Fr. O'Donovan

Fr. O'Donovan lecture: Art and theology, March 20

Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., former president of Georgetown University, will visit UDM to give the presentation, "The seduction of the sacred: Art and theology in dialogue," Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room 114. The event is the Justin Kelly, S.J., Lecture in Theology and Spirituality, part of the Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series. Find out more about the speaker and topic on the event page.

College of Business Administration Alumni Week, March 18-22

The College of Business Administration will host its Alumni Week, March 18-22. All are welcome to attend the keynote panel discussion, "Diversity creates business value," on Tuesday, March 19 from 1-2 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. The panel moderator is Marilyn French Hubbard, '75, the former vice president and chief university officer for Henry Ford Health Systems and founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs. Panel participants include Ina Fernandez '74, managing partner of Liberty Capital Management; Feras Shammami '97, '99, '01, vice president of JP Morgan Chase Bank; and Jean-Paul Meutcheho '98, director of corporate sustainability at Global Advanced Metals. For more information, see the news release.


Musical theater recital, March 19

A program of songs by composers Kurt Weill, William Bolcom and others will be presented by visiting artist Kristin Kenning, Tuesday, March 19 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building. Kenning is assistant professor and director of Opera at the Samford University School of the Arts (Birmingham, Ala.). For more, see the event page.

Detroit Titans women in quarter finals, March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, the Detroit Titans will host the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Women's Horizon League Basketball Championships against the Wright State Raiders in Calihan Hall. All UDM faculty and staff who present their University ID at the ticket window will receive a free ticket for themselves and a guest! Come out and cheer your Titans onto victory. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tip-off is at 7 p.m. Parking is complimentary. Find out more at DetroitTitans.com.

Governor and other leaders at symposium

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was the main speaker at a symposium hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, March 8 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The symposium, "Global Michigan: Immigration and economic growth," featured presentations by Snyder, U.S. Representative Gary Peters and a panel of policymakers and academics from the U.S. and Canada. Find out more in the UDM news release.

Help UDM save costs

Lowering costs will enable UDM to put more resources toward the essential mission of providing students an excellent educational experience. Do you have an idea about how UDM could save on expenses? If so, please submit your suggestions in a short online survey created by the UDM Cost Savings Task Force.

Thumbs Up!

UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi appears in a video created by the Detroit Public Schools Volunteer Reading Corps, from the Reading Corps Rally held March 2. You can view the video on the UDM news release.

Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Greg Grobis was the featured vocalist at the Lutheran Church of the Master (Troy, Mich.), during services on March 10.

Mary Ann Hazen, professor of Business Administration, was a member of the panel, "Cases three ways: Re-framing the use of cases in business administration," at a conference of the North American Management Society, Feb. 28 in Chicago. Also at the conference, Hazen chaired the session, "Teaching and learning styles," March 1.

Jeffrey A. Ingalsbe, assistant professor of Computer & Information Systems, was interviewed on WDET-FM about cyber security. In the eight-minute segment, Ingalsbe discussed his UDM classes and a variety of issues related to online security, including personal and governmental network security. Hear the interview on wdet.org.

Professor of English Nicholas Rombes' article on the Japanese film Doppelganger was published in the 10th anniversary issue of The Believer, a magazine which appears in print and on believermag.com.

Karen Selby, associate professor of Education, completed a Leadership Institute in Reading apprenticeship with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium/Wested research team. Reading Apprenticeship is an instructional and professional development model that draws together research-based practices in reading instruction for the purpose of creating social justice in the classroom.

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